Porsche has started releasing design studies from 2005 to 2019 that had until now been kept secret. And, yes, there’s even a van.
The Stuttgart-based firm has published images of three concepts thus far (with a total of 15 set to be revealed under the title “Porsche Unseen”).
In 2018, Porsche created the “Renndienst” concept, which it describes as the “free interpretation of a family friendly space concept for up to six persons”. The futuristic “space shuttle” design study shows how the “Porsche design DNA with its characteristic surface modelling can be transferred to an unknown vehicle segment for the brand”.
Inside the sleekly styled van, the company says passengers enjoy a “comfortable and modular” cabin, with the driver even benefitting from a centrally positioned seat. The all-electric powertrain is located in the underbody.
“People all over the world love the timeless and innovative design of our sports cars,” said Oliver Blume, chairman of the executive board at Porsche. “Visionary concept studies are the foundation of this success: they provide the pool of ideas for the Porsche design of tomorrow, and combine our strong tradition with trailblazing future technologies.”
Porsche has also revealed its 919 Street concept, which was developed in 2017 using technology from the 919 Hybrid. The dimensions and wheelbase are the same as those of the LMP1 race car.
In 2019, the Vision Spyder was created, drawing inspiration from the Porsche 550-1500 RS Spyder of 1954. The company says this design study was “intended to further develop the design identity of Porsche and provide a pool of ideas for future details”.